Meaning of “shin splints” in the English Dictionary

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"shin splints" in British English

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shin splintsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈʃɪn ˌsplɪnts/ us /ˈʃɪn ˌsplɪnts/

severe pains in your shin (= front part of the lower leg), happening especially to runners and other people who do exercise involving a lot of running or jumping

(Definition of “shin splints” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)